The Old Testament: Text and Context / Edition 3

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Overview

This substantially updated edition provides students with an accessible introduction to the literature, history, and social context of the Old Testament.

Praise for previous editions

"The book is well organized and well written. It is easily accessible to the college-level student and written with such students in mind. . . . The authors make generous use of maps, charts, photographs, and sidebars to illuminate the information in the main discussions, and each section and chapter ends with study questions. . . . The great strength of this book is, as suggested by the title, the blending of matters related to the text and the context of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. It not only summarizes what is in the OT/HB but also provides insight into the world of the biblical characters and biblical writers by integrating relevant archaeological data, social-historical issues, and insights from critical scholarship. . . . This textbook does a fine job of preparing the student to read the OT/HB intelligently."
--Phillip Camp, Review of Biblical Literature

"Artistic in its design and solid in its content and presentation, this work provides students with the necessary background to understand the Bible and its diverse cultures and rich heritage. With its engaging style and sharp attention to biblical methodology, archaeology, history, and literary genre, as well as its clear explanations of important biblical terms and thoughtful study questions, this text is a gem for both students and teachers alike. . . . It is a superb work, and I am grateful to Victor Matthews and James Moyer for providing teachers of the Bible with a text that answers the needs of today's students."
--Carol J. Dempsey, University of Portland

"This is a fine undergraduate textbook that examines not only the literary and historical aspects of the biblical texts but also the social context of the people."
--The Bible Today

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801048357
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 320,559
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Victor H. Matthews (PhD, Brandeis University) is dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs and professor of religious studies at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. He is the author of numerous books, including Manners and Customs in the Bible, Studying the Ancient Israelites, Old Testament Turning Points, and The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Genesis-Deuteronomy. James C. Moyer (PhD, Brandeis University) is professor of religious studies at Missouri State University and the author of numerous articles.
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Table of Contents

Preface to Third Edition
1. Introduction
2. The Premonarchic Period
3. The Early Monarchic Period
4. The Late Monarchic Period
5. The Exile and the Persian Period
6. The Hellenistic Period
7. Concluding Remarks
Indexes
Glossary of Terms and Concepts
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